"That One Option for Iran" (Kommersant) http://www.kommersant.com/page.asp?id=796205 The article starts: "Six Days of Nightmare Day 1. After one month of debate, the UN Security Council imposes strict sanctions on Iran over its suspicious nuclear program. Day 2. Iran withdraws from the Non-Proliferation Treaty and tests a nuclear weapon. Day 3. The United States bombs Iranian nuclear sites, air bases, and air defense targets but spares Irans oil infrastructure to minimize disruption of the world oil market. Day 4. Iran announces that it will deny its oil exports to any country that does not condemn the U.S. action, but it continues to produce oil at the same levels. Day 5. Pro-Iranian Shiite militias in Iraq stage an uprising, shutting down Iraqi oil production in the southern oil fields. This takes roughly 60 percent of Iraqs oil exports off the world market. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announces an oil embargo against the U.S. in support of Iran. The OPEC condemns the U.S. aggression but ignores Irans call for an embargo. China, Japan, and the European Union condemn the United States to escape Iranian oil threats. Russia condemns the U.S. and continues oil production at maximum capacity to exploit higher oil prices. Day 6. An oil tanker is sunk by a mine in the Strait of Hormuz. Iran is believed to be responsible but does not claim responsibility. U.S. intelligence says that the mine was laid by Iranian Revolutionary Guards. Saudi Arabia announces that it will divert as much oil as possible to Red Sea ports." ......... Interesting reading. Global perspective - http://www.TT-IRAQ.com Best. G.